The early signing period debate 

February, 4, 2010

We've been doing this thing on Thursdays for a bit now called "The Argument." Pretty simple: one topic, two sides -- and I mediate. With signing day 2010 in the rearview, let's discuss something that crops up all the time: an early signing period.

Making the case for an early signing period is Arizona State Sun Devils recruiting coordinator Matt Lubick.

Lubick's take

Nowadays with recruiting, things start earlier and earlier -- so before kids start their senior years, they've already been on roughly four or five unofficial campus visits. Many kids are prepared to make a decision; having that earlier signing period would alleviate a lot of the pressure on the kid and on the school. You could fill your numbers and feel good about it.